“Warmhearted…A charming novel that believes in the healing properties of fiction, romance, and a summer in the south of France.”



This book was not my usual genre, but I had read a book blurb in Publishers Weekly and thought I would give it a try. I’m so glad I did.

This book pays homage to books. How they can heal your soul. It’s a love story to books, to food, to friends, and lovers. It is also about a man that has lived his life only in the strictest sense of the word. He has spent 20 plus years nursing a heartbreak.

The main character Perdu owns a little floating Bookshop. It’s parked on Siene. He has isolated himself from most of his neighbors that live in his apartment building, practically friendless. Then a letter is found in a table that he gave a new neighbor.

This is where the story begins. Along with himself and an author who thinks he’s a one book wonder and 2 stray cats ( books and cats who could ask for anything better), he sets sail to make amends to a woman he hasn’t seen in years.

Perdu uses his books to help his customers. He has a book for whatever ails you. O how I wish I had a Perdu in my life.

The story brings in many characters, though minor, they are always major in Perdu’s journey.

This is a book of healing. A love letter to books and those who read them. Mostly its about the human spirit.

I gave this little book a 5 star rating. If you want a quick beautiful read go check this book out. I’m sure glad I did.



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Added 29th October 2015